Fabio Bucciarelli is an award-winning photographer and author known for his documentation of conflicts and humanitarian consequences of war. Fabio spent the last years covering the major world changing events in Africa, Middle East and Europe.
In 2011 he started documenting the wars and revolutions known as ‘Arab Spring’. He reported from Libya – from the beginning of the civil war until the death of Gaddafi – from Syria – during the bloodiest battle of Aleppo – from Rojava and Iraq and from the African forgotten countries such as South Sudan and Mali. Fabio feels the urgency to tell the stories of people who are rendered powerless and provide unbiased information focused on human rights.
In 2013, his coverage of the Syrian war, was recognized with the Robert Capa Gold Medal awarded by the Overseas Press Club of America. Fabio has also been prized by World Press Photo, Prix Bayeux-Calvados, Pictures of The Year International, Best of Photojournalism, Leica Oskar Barnack, Sony International Photography Award, FotoEvidence and several italian prizes.
Before becoming a photographer in 2006 Fabio received the MS in Engineering from Politecnico of Turin. After, he attended the Universidad of Valencia where he specialized in Digital Imaging. In 2007 he won “Master dei Talenti” an Engineering grants program which offered him to work in a company in Barcelona. From 2009 he devoted himself entirely to photography and started working as staff member for La Presse/Ap. A couple of years later, he leaved the agency to dedicate his attention fully to documentary photography working beside in 2010/2011 as staff photographer for the Italian agency LuzPhoto.
Nowadays Fabio works as freelancer, collaborating with international agencies, newspapers and magazines, including TIME Magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times, BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera America, Al Jazeera English, The Guardian and Observer, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, Paris Match, Le Monde, El Pais, Stern, Die Zeit, Internazionale, La Stampa, L’Espresso, Il Fatto Quotidiano, La Repubblica and Il Corriere della Sera. He also collaborate with several No-Governamental Organisations (NGO) such as Emergency, Unhcr, Icrc belong others.
Bucciarelli’s images have been exhibited, with solo and group exhibitions, in museum and galleries worldwide and his artworks appears in several collections.
In 2011 Fabio starts also writing dispatches from Libya for the italian newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano. A year later, with Stefano Citati, he wrote “The Smell of the War”, a book on the Libyan Civil War.
In 2015, with other committed photographers, Bucciarelli founded MeMo, a cooperative whose aim is to push the boundaries of storytelling. In 2016 MeMo has become a recognized network for freelancer with his Turin’s headquarter the “Factory”.
In 2016, after a successful crowd-funding campaign, along the New York based publisher FotoEvidence, Fabio publishes the book The Dream, a long term project started in 2011 on the refugee crisis. The Dream is an emotional journey through the human condition, a state of being devoid of a reference point, an authorial narrative experiment set between photojournalism and conceptual photography. The Dream has been recognized by TIME Magazine among the best photo-books of the year.